The second annual Interaction Awards are now open for submissions! Building on last year’s success, we’re excited to continue inspiring the global interaction design community to share discuss and celebrate excellence in our field.
We are honored to have Marc Rettig, Founder & Principal at Fit Associates, as this year’s Interaction Awards Jury Chair. Marc is joined by an international panel of experts across design domains. The six jury members for 2013 are:
Steve Baty (Sydney, Australia)
Matt Cottam (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Liz Danzico (New York, USA)
Matias Duarte (Mountain View, USA)
Dan Hill (Helsinki, Finland)
Anab Jain (London, UK).
You can read more about them here.
The jury will meet November 2012 to evaluate entries and select 40 outstanding works across six categories that speak to the intentions of our designs and the nature of the interactions we create: optimizing, engaging, empowering, expressing, connecting, disrupting. Entries will be evaluated based on the criteria of context, impact and craft. Winners will be notified December 2012, and officially announced and celebrated at the Interaction 13 conference in Toronto, Canada on January 31, 2013. Read more information about the Interaction Awards rules, categories and prizes.
This year a number of partners have returned as supporters, including media partners Fast Company’s Co.Design and Core77, joined by The Next Web. Twelve educational partners have committed to making sure student designers are recognized for their talent and contributions to interaction design.
The 2012 Interaction Awards recognized 26 winning projects for achievements across domains and cultures, awarding top prize to San Francisco-based design firm Stimulant and product company Sifteo forLoopLoop. Best Concept went to Out of the Box by Vitamins – UK, Best Student project as Pas a Pas by Ishac Bertrant/CIID, and Interaction Cubes by Fundação Oswaldo Cruz/Museu da Vida, from Rio de Janeiro was awarded the People’s Choice Award.
We have exciting plans in store for this year’s Awards, and we can’t wait to share them with you. Start working on your entries, get them in by October 1, and stay tuned for more!
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